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Friday, July 10, 2020

Now We Know What Happened: The Bishops got $1.4 Billion Dollars, and You Didn't Get the Sacraments Over Easter. DON'T COMPLAIN!


I am happy, tickled, thrilled, ecstatic that I am "outside" of the "mainstream" of the Catholic Church. It is true! Unlike the mainstream, I look upon things like this with horror.

Let's just break things down to their simplest essence: the USCCB received $1.4 billion dollars in aid in exchange for not dispensing the sacraments over Easter, the holiest time of the year in the life of the Church.

If you complained, at all, you were lectured by an army of Bishops and their lay employee and media flunkies about how "selfish" you were being. They received a pile of cash, didn't have to do any work, didn't have to even bother with that God stuff and faithful Catholics got to view Easter services over a electronic screen.

This is the mainstream of the Catholic Church in 2020. Very little faith but there are a lot of lectures and condescension towards anyone who isn't on the payroll of the government and whom still believes everything that the Catholic Church teaches.

I am outside of the Catholic Church mainstream in 2020. I am part of the traditionalist "fringe." And that's how I like it.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Bishop Robert Barron is Sad Because People Are Being Mean To Him Online


"It is better that the truth be known than that scandal be covered up." ~St. Augustine

O Lord, grant us priests. 
O Lord, grant us holy priests.
O Lord, grant us many holy priests.

Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire founder and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angels, has a case of the sads.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

People Aren't Returning to Mass After COVID-19 - Just Like Some of Us Predicted

Hold people accountable for being wrong.

I wrote that COVID was a "dagger aimed at the heart of the Church" a while ago for a reason.

It wasn't difficult to figure out. Tell your flock that the service that you provide isn't essential, and say this at the holiest time of the religious calendar, and people are going to believe you. Collectively, the Bishops of the Catholic Church did just that and we are now seeing the results.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

There Is No Reason To Expect The 2020's To Get Better From Here - Covid 19 And What Comes Next


The frame of reference that I have been using for the Covid-19 pandemic is the same one that my friend, Emmett O'Reagan, wrote about here:

For the first time in the history of Christianity, churches have fallen into silence worldwide. While the Mass continues to be celebrated by the world's priests and bishops in unison with the Pope, the churches have been robbed of the physical presence of the laity, who comprise the bulk of the worship offered towards the Most Holy Trinity, in keeping with the observance of the Sabbath.  This will be the first Easter since the Resurrection of Christ that the lay faithful will not be able to share in full communion with the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, which is one of the precepts of the Catholic Church.....

The unleashing of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse at the opening of the seven seals corresponds with the unfolding of the world wars of the 20th century, and culminates in the opening of the seventh seal, which is marked by the silencing of the Four Living Creatures, who constantly give glory to God:

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Second Coming

The Second Coming 

Turning and turning in the widening gyre   
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere   
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst   
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.   
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out   
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert   
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,   
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,   
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it   
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.   
The darkness drops again; but now I know   
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,   
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,   
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?



Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Are We Seeing the Prophesied "Hour of the Church?" Henry Edward Cardinal Manning Has Something to Say


“It is the last hour: and as you have heard that Antichrist cometh: even now there are become many Antichrists: whereby we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us; but they were not of us for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have remained with us.” 

- 1 John 2:18-19

The only real way to test prophecy is to hold it accountable for the predictions it makes.

The only real way to measure the veracity of analysis that was made in the past is to...check if that analysis has borne out with time.

That is why, for example, I wrote that the extended version of the La Salette prophecies could be safely put into the "not true" category. I came to that conclusion because there had been definitive dates put to certain prophecies that failed to materialize. Prophecies/apparitions from God are 100% accurate. If they aren't, they are not from God. Simple, right?

Another example is this popular book published by Sophia Press that purports to faithfully transcribe a series of talks given by a French priest in the 1880's. Susan Conroy, the woman who is credited as co-author, is a very....post-concillar...Catholic (I have an email correspondence with her that is laughably everything you would expect from a Vatican II Catholic) and for some reason the book has been picked up in traditionalist circles. That's too bad, because it contains a series of prophecies that have turned out to be false, makes no mention of the apostasy that we are currently living through and teaches the heresy of millennialism (that Jesus will return, reign for 1000 years and then the Devil will come back and then Jesus will finally, officially return for a third time) that has been condemned by the Church numerous times.

I have found a document, however, that has stood the test of time.

It is a series of lectures given by Henry Edward Cardinal Manning in the late 19th century. It has been published under several names - "The Pope and the Antichrist" being the most popular. Here are all four lectures in full. It is accurate. It is prescient. It meets every test we should look for in terms of discerning the truth and rejecting falsehood.

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Triangle That is Transforming Our Society Into this Hellish State

It's not enough to look at the general breakdown of society, culture, economic activity and diagnose that things are breaking down (which they clearly are). A diagnoses as to why they are breaking down is in order.

Here is my theory, sticking entirely to the secular realm.

I volunteered for "conservative" political parties throughout high school and most of college. Eventually I got to work at the headquarters of campaigns during election time, and so I got a fair introduction to how campaigns worked and the process that goes into getting a message out.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

No Francis, We Are Not All Children of God - Demonstrating a Favorite Modernist Anti-Catholic Rhetorical Trick


One of the most prevalent modernist rhetorical tricks, especially visible since Vatican II, is to call each and every human being a "child of God."
Francis did this again today:

The worst sinners, the wickedest people, the most corrupt leaders, they are children of God, and Jesus feels this and intercedes for everyone.

Compare that with this:

He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in his name. (St. John 1:14)

THE CHURCH HAS LITERALLY SAID THIS AT THE END OF EVERY SINGLE LOW MASS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.

Francis words are 100% diametrically opposed to Catholic teaching. It fundamentally disregards the theology behind original sin, the sacraments (especially baptism) and the very words of Christ himself.

We are not all children of God. If we listen to God and follow his commandments we are children of God; if we follow our own sinful inclinations and natures we are children of the devil. This is perfectly clear in Sacred Scripture (see below). Notice how every single time the phrase of concept of children of God is used it relates to ether obedience or having died in a state of grace. It is never used to describe people doing evil; for those people scripture always uses "children of darkness" or something similar.

The modernists do this because it allows them to disregard the necessity of conversion to the Catholic Faith.

Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. - 
[St. Luke 20:36]

And I say to you that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven: But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
[Matthew 8:11-12]

For you are all the children of God by Faith, in Christ Jesus.
[Galatians 3:26]

For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
[Romans 8:14]

And every spirit that dissolveth Jesus, is not of God: and this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh, and he is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome him.
[1 John 4:3-4]

For you are all the children of God by faith, in Christ Jesus.
[Galatians 3:26]

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. Whosoever is not just, is not of God, nor he that loveth not his brother.
[1 John 3:10]

In this we know that we love the children of God: when we love God, and keep his commandments.
[1 John 5:2]

For which things the wrath of God cometh upon the children of unbelief,
[Colossians 3:6]

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Abp. Vigano Absolutely Nails It - On the Roots of the Problem....Vatican II

Interrupting my self-imposed period of quiet to post this. Please read this all. - jd

9 June 2020
Saint Ephrem

I read with great interest the essay of His Excellency Athanasius Schneider published on LifeSiteNews on June 1, subsequently translated into Italian by Chiesa e post concilio, entitled There is no divine positive will or natural right to the diversity of religions. His Excellency’s study summarizes, with the clarity that distinguishes the words of those who speak according to Christ, the objections against the presumed legitimacy of the exercise of religious freedom that the Second Vatican Council theorized, contradicting the testimony of Sacred Scripture and the voice of Tradition, as well as the Catholic Magisterium which is the faithful guardian of both.

The merit of His Excellency’s essay lies first of all in its grasp of the causal link between the principles enunciated or implied by Vatican II and their logical consequent effect in the doctrinal, moral, liturgical, and disciplinary deviations that have arisen and progressively developed to the present day. The monstrum generated in modernist circles could have at first been misleading, but it has grown and strengthened, so that today it shows itself for what it really is in its subversive and rebellious nature. The creature that was conceived at that time is always the same, and it would be naive to think that its perverse nature could change. Attempts to correct the conciliar excesses – invoking the hermeneutic of continuity – have proven unsuccessful: Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret [Drive nature out with a pitchfork; she will come right back] (Horace, Epist. I,10,24). The Abu Dhabi Declaration – and, as Bishop Schneider rightly observes, its first symptoms in the pantheon of Assisi – “was conceived in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council” as Bergoglio proudly confirms.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Website/Social Media Hiatus Until Sometime Between July 1-14

Hi all, just a quick note. I will be on a website and social media hiatus until sometime between July 1-July 14.

I have a stack of books to read* (the list of books on queue at the end of this post) and weight to lose while the weather is nice (I had no problems accessing food during quarantine.)  I feel what you all are feeling re: current events. Culture and society can change incredibly quickly (recent example: gay marriage) except now it is being driven by third world trouble makers that we imported teaming up with our own homegrown despicable leftists. The news now is dark and I can't be of any help later on to anyone if my health/energy is failing, which it currently is.

I am unable to attend any chapel for either Mass OR private prayer and it does not look like it will be opening up any time soon. The Archdiocese of Toronto has completely abandoned us. Please say a prayer that Catholics here in Ontario will regain the liberty to worship soon. I will probably end up completing the sections of the website during this time that are currently under construction: Vatican II, Podcasts, YouTube and "How to Maintain Your Faith."

I will be checking my e-mails. I appreciate your friendship.

James

Reading List:

1.) The last book in the Benedict XVI "Jesus of Nazareth" trilogy 
2.) How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
3.) True Devotion to Mary
4.) Churchill - Andrew Roberts
5.) A New World Begins - The History of the French Revolution
6.) A Time to Die - Monks on the Threshold of Eternal Life
7.) Iota Unum
8.) How to Converse Familiarly with God - St. Alphonsus Liguori